Thursday, August 26, 2010

Today we lost a dear sweet friend

Today we lost our cat Oreo to circumstances unknown but none the less we have an empty space in our hearts and our home today.  The only comfort I have right now is that she went in her sleep so sweet and peaceful.

They will not go quietly,
the cats who've shared our lives.
In suptle ways they let us know
their spirit still survives.
Old habits still make us think
we hear a meow at the door.
Or step back when we drop
a tasty morsel on the floor.
Our feet still go around the place
the food dish used to be,
And, sometimes, coming home at night,
we miss them terribly.
And although time may bring new friends
and a  new food dish to fill,
That one place in our hearts
belongs to them. . . and always will

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Its been a bit since I posted

Hello everyone,
It has been a bit since I posted but with the school year drawing near and projects piling up on the table I have been swamped! We also had a very sad loss the son of a very good friend of mine passed away yesterday he was 13 and was battling Cancer for almost a year :( It is always sad when something happens to a child but when it is so close to home its truly heart wrenching. The only thing that comforts me in any of this is knowing that Mom is there to take care of him she was a wonderful grandmother when she was with us and I can only imagine how she is now! R.I.P Andrew you will me missed!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

The Primitive Porch: Selling blog is up and running

The Primitive Porch: Selling blog is up and running: "Hi I just wanted to take a moment and let everyone know that our selling blog is up and running and we are adding more and more stuff by the..."

**Thursday**How to make silicone light bulbs

Hello everyone,
Well its Thursday and let me say I cant wait for the weekend to get here. We are working on so many new things and I am still trying to get 100 followers to our blog sites first 100 and there will be a giveaway so remember to invite your friends please! I thought that I would give you all a recipe for making silicone bulbs today I am sure that many of you prob have one but maybe there is something different about this one or maybe you can't find the darn thing LOL either way I am trying to do a freebie craft tip, recipe, or how to on Thursdays so here you are my prim friends.

Prepare the Silicone

1.Step 1

Roll the silicone tube back and forth between your palms. This warms the silicone and makes it thinner for dipping your bulbs. There is no need to add thinner to the silicone.

2.Step 2

Cut the tubing tip and squeeze the silicone into the disposable bowl. Once you have about 1/4 of the silicone in the bowl, stop and add three drops of essential oil in the scent of your choice. Add more silicone to the bowl.

3.Step 3

Fold the silicone three times and add two drops of model paint. Fold the paint into the silicone. Add more silicone until you have the bowl full enough so the bulb will be completely submerged. Fold the silicone until the color is distributed. You may choose to leave streaks for random bulb patterns. Do not stir the silicone.

Make Primitive Bulbs

Step 1

Screw the bulb in the socket to test and make sure it works. Remove the bulb.

Step 2

Unbend a paper clip. Wrap one end of the paper clip around the metal part of the bulb one time. Make sure the clip is holding the bulb securely. Bend the paper clip in a hook on the other end.

Step 3

Submerge the bulb in the center of the silicone until you have only the metal part of the bulb showing.

Step 4

Pull the bulb out of the mixture. If you want ripples in your bulb pattern, twist the bulb as you pull. For smooth patterns, simply pull straight out. Do not pull fast. A slow pull will give you a long tip that is important to the look of your primitive bulb.

Step 5

Tie your string between two posts. As you finish each bulb, hang them by the paper clip hook. Do not allow the bulbs to touch each other or anything else. Allow to dry three hours. You may be tempted to try to stretch the tip, but don't. It will lengthen as it dries.

Things You'll Need:

•Clear silicone caulk for outdoors

•Oil-based model car paint

•Essential scent oil

•Small disposable bowl

•Disposable butter knife

•5-watt or smaller light bulb

•Paper clip


Wednesday, August 11, 2010

My finds for the day

$6.00 OMG I ran to the truck with this like I stole it

These are all of my finds from my fav resale shops and I think I hit them all I got one thing and it took over me like a fever LOL I am giddy right now this was a GREAT DAY!

Busy Day

Hello everyone, We had a very eventful day I find myself feeling very proud to be part of the primitive community! The giveaway on our facebook page went really well, so well I am going to pick two winners and add some more prims to give away. The next step is getting our blog page up to 100 followers if I can do the same as facebook then I will gladly give away to my blog followers. Check back with us on Wed its going to be a busy day I have to name off the two giveaway winners and start on the selling blog for the store I really just wanted to say THANK YOU to all my prim loving friends and wish you all a happy and blessed day!!!!!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Working on a giveaway!

Hello all my prim loving friends! We are working hard at getting this business off the ground and I am happy to announce that we will be doing a giveaway once we reach 100 followers GOOD LUCK and have a blessed day!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

This is one of my fav prim pieces that I make the pumpkin light perfect for the up and comming harvest season. Large wrought iron pumpkin with pip berry garland in fall colors and primitive light and silicone bulb.


Primitive decor for sale

We are working on so many new primitive decor items but I wanted to take some time and post some of the items that we currently have for sale in our stores. Please note that shipping on some of the heavier items is going to be a little bit more because we use ups to ship instead of the post office. Thank you and have a prim day.

Prim / Early American wood sconses perfect for holding grungy LED tapers in creme or black
They are distressed and look great in any prim /country home

Set of 2 $15.95 Shipping is $9.95